Database of community engagement

Development Update

Community engaged activities are those in which you have significant and direct interaction with the community (local, regional/state, national, global). Resources are applied to address and solve challenges facing communities. These activities allow for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in the context of collaboration. Activities are conducted in an intentional manner and both parties must benefit from the outcome. Examples include research, instruction, clinic services, board membership, service learning and other activities.

Marquette received a grant from GHR Foundation Solutions Initiative to create an online database to track and report on its community engagement and social responsibility work. The database is in development by the university.

The Community Engagement Database will serve as an information hub for all Marquette departments, facilitating their engagement in community outreach and community service, as well as providing a common area to record and exchange information about its external community partners and university interactions with them. The database will enable the university to improve its efforts to make an impact on the community; better allocate resources; and stimulate interdisciplinary efforts, community-based research, service learning courses and student research.

The database development was spearheaded by the Task Force on Community Engagement, co-chaired by Rana Altenburg and Dr. Larry Pan, co-stewards of the strategic goal. The Task Force includes representatives from many university offices and departments:

  • Campus Ministry
  • Center for Teaching and Learning - Service Learning Program
  • The Graduate School
  • Office of Mission and Ministry
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Office of Student Development
  • University Advancement


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Driven to realize Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission, students, faculty and staff strive to play an increasingly vital role in our city and our world, working with our partners to tackle pressing challenges and build hope where it’s needed most.

Established in early 2016, the university’s Office of Community Engagement serves as the central clearinghouse for community engagement activities, with a focus on bidirectional, community-based research partnerships.

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Daniel J. Bergen, Ph.D.
(414) 288-3033
Executive Director
Office of Community Engagement